How to teach a dog not to jump
Besides the obvious, there are some other methods that you can use to correct your dog not to jump on you. You can use the ‘flirt pole’, reward him for good behavior, and ask strangers if he can come over to say “hi.”
Rewarding your dog for good behavior
If you’re having trouble teaching your dog not to jump, you should reward him for the good behavior and not punish for the bad one. Instead, try rewarding him for sitting, which should be the first goal in dog training. Rewarding him for sitting is important because it helps him learn the proper behavior. You can also add excitement when approaching your dog. Try to back away from him when he jumps up. If you can’t get close to him, use a treat pouch to lure him into a sit.
Keeping your dog on a leash
Keeping your pet on a leash to teach a not to jump behavior is an essential part of training a dog. When your dog jumps up, it is rewarded with petting, attention, or even a mild reprimand. By taking away these rewards, you will make it harder for your dog to jump up again. If your dog jumps up two or three times in one session, take them out of the room or use a long line (10 m) to pull them back to you.
Using a ‘flirt pole’
The problem with ‘flirt poles’ is that they can cause prey drive in dogs. This is an inherent part of dog behavior and cannot be eliminated. However, there are ways to harness this instinct safely. The most common method of teaching a dog not to jump is by using a flirt pole. A flirt pole is an exercise pole, which a dog can use to practice jumping over a high, soft surface.
Asking strangers if your dog can come over to say hello
It’s not always safe for your dog to go out and greet strangers. Dogs can’t tell if they want to meet someone or not, so their owner serves as their spokesperson. This way, they’ll remain safe from any unwanted attention. So, before letting strangers pet your dog, ask them if they can come over and say hello. Your dog’s body language will likely tell you whether they are welcome, or not.
Using the sit command
If you want to discourage your dog from jumping, try introducing a negative punishment. For example, if your dog jumps and you are walking away, you may try throwing a ball. This will get his or her energy out and help him or her learn the sit command. Once you see the dog sitting, you can reward it with a treat. It may take a few days before your dog learns this trick, but it is definitely worth it!
Refraining from jumping
To teach a dog not to jump, you must first be consistent. The more you practice, the more successful your dog will be. Your dog will eventually learn to associate getting attention with having all four feet on the floor. Once your dog has learned that jumping does not bring you attention, you can turn your back and continue working. If you notice your dog is jumping, you can get down to his level and reward him by stepping back from him.